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Notes on marriage   [July 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8 :1, DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

To [unidentified]   12 September [1838]

Summary

Seeks permission to make another visit to Addiscombe [Military College] to see again the model of St Helena. He needs to correct proportion of some geological sections in his Geology [see Volcanic islands, ch. 4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Sept [1838]
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (Gordon N. Ray Collection MA 13958)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-427

From William Yarrell   [December 1838]

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A "Zoological memorandum" for CD with an extract from L. Hindmarsh, "On the wild cattle of Chillingham Park" [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2 (1838): 274–84].

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-467

To Thomas Livingstone Mitchell   [1838]

Summary

Sends suggestions for points that would interest geologists in a description of valleys in the Blue Mountains [New South Wales].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (A 295/1, vol. VI., Misc. pp. 85–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-468

To George Robert Gray   [4 December 1838]

Summary

Sends GRG a few pages of proofs [of Birds]. Asks him to make any observations that might occur to him and to check passages in French and Latin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [4 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 December 1976)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-451

From Thomas Bell   [5 December 1838]

Summary

Sends congratulations on CD’s forthcoming marriage.

Has received some of the reptiles back from G. Bibron, who has named them. TB will get "some subjects in readiness for figuring" by CD’s date.

Author:  Thomas Bell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-452

To Joseph Beete Jukes   6 December 1838

Summary

The Geological Society cannot recommend anyone to the Government of Newfoundland, but CD advises JBJ to get a recommendation from Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Date:  6 Dec 1838
Classmark:  University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-453

To G. R. Gray   [6 December 1838]

Summary

Sends proofs [of Birds, no. 2]. Asks GRG to check Latin accents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [6 Dec 1838?]
Classmark:  Leiden University Libraries (BPL 885 / Darwin s.a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-454

From Albert Way   9 December 1838

Summary

Congratulations on CD’s engagement.

In answer to CD’s request, tells him how to locate an artist who made excellent sketches of Scotland, and probably of Glen Roy. AW himself made a sketch of the Glen which he offers to CD [Collected papers 1: 88].

Author:  Albert Way
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-455

From J. S. Henslow   16 December 1838

Summary

On his 15th wedding anniversary JSH writes to CD wishing him happiness as great as JSH has had in his marriage, and adds some advice.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-456

From William Yarrell   [c. 17 December 1838]

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Extract of a letter from Sir Robert Heron to WY, copied for CD, about the crossing of solid- and divided-hoofed pigs, and Angora rabbits of different colours.

Author:  William Yarrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 17 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-457

To the Secretary of the American Philosophical Society   20 December 1838

Summary

As Secretary of the Geological Society of London, formally expresses his thanks for initial numbers of Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, American Philosophical Society
Date:  20 Dec 1838
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-458

To Adam Sedgwick   21 [December 1838]

Summary

CD informs AS of the position of the Council of the Geological Society on recommending J. B. Jukes for a geological survey of Newfoundland. Feels Jukes’s application would have best chance of success if Sedgwick, his Professor at Cambridge, wrote a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  21 [Dec 1838]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 7652 IB: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-459

To J. B. Jukes   25 December [1838]

Summary

Advises JBJ on preparing himself for geological work in Newfoundland.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Date:  25 Dec [1838]
Classmark:  University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-461

From Harriet Henslow   22 November [1838]

Summary

Sends congratulations and expresses her pleasure on hearing of CD’s forthcoming marriage.

Author:  Harriet Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-442

To Charles Thomas Whitley   23 November [1838]

Summary

Announces his engagement.

Glad CW wondered at Glen Roy. "I saw nothing in my peregrinations to the Antipodes nearly so curious in physical geography."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Date:  23 Nov [1838]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-443

From Sarah Harriet Hosier Williams   [27 November 1838]

Summary

Invites CD to dine with them on Wednesday, since she will have few more opportunities of seeing "the original old Charles Darwin".

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-446

To C. T. Whitley    [8 May 1838]

Summary

Treasures recollections of old friends but seldom sees any. Has turned "a complete scribbler".

His scientific activities.

No wife in sight so far.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Date:  [8 May 1838]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-411A

To William Lonsdale   [15 May 1838]

Summary

Returns his paper for publication ["Volcanic phenomena in South America" (1840), Collected papers 1: 53–86].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  [15 May 1838]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-412
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